Sunday, November 14, 2010

News from the forest canopy


Great report on American Public Media's "The Promised Land" series: botanist Nalini Nadkami on her work on the forest canopy in Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, the Amazon, and the Olympic Peninusula. Bringing totally original discoveries about trees/forests/the canopy. 'For generations we've been looking at the roots. We've ignored the canopy -- a unique ecosystem to itself.' AND how Prof. Nadkami also works with Washington State correctional facility inmates on botanical research and production of mosses for the horticultural trade. "When we come to understand nature, we are touching the most deep and most iportant parts of ourself."